Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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98 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 4 2 Pool Safely, Take The Pledge According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, drowning is the leading cause of death among children younger than five years old. To help bring awareness of the importance of water safety, the NRPA has partnered with the CPSC's national public education campaign, Pool Safely. The partnership urges the public, as well as park and recreation professionals, to take the "Pool Safely Pledge," which calls for them to take particular steps of pool safety in park and recreation facilities. Over 75,000 people have already taken this pledge. In the pledge, kids will agree to: • Never swim alone • Ask for lessons if they do not know how to swim • Stay away from drains Adults will agree to: • Designate a water watcher • Learn CPR • Make sure their children know how to swim • Remove portable pool ladders when not in use • Have proper alarms, fencing, gates and drain covers around the pool For more information about Pool Safely, visit . ASLA Joins Careers Building Communities Platform ASLA has joined 28 real estate industry organizations to emphasize the landscape architectural profession and other career paths in the related industry. A new website launched called Careers Building Communities, which began as a collaborative platform between real estate organizations that represented over 10 million jobs. It allows high school, college and technical program students to discover various career opportunities in the sector. Visitors on this "all-inclusive resource" can take interactive quizzes and learn about diverse education and employment opportunities through an overview of the landscape architectural profession and other resources and guides, such as ASLA's career discovery website. "ASLA is committed to helping more people, especially students, discover landscape architecture as a fulfilling, rewarding career that truly benefits communities through great design. We hope that 'Careers Building Communities' will help steer more people to become landscape architects," said Nancy Somerville, executive VP and CEO of ASLA.

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